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A review and a restart
Monday, December 18, 2017      3 comments

This journey is a good one. I started at the end of June and have lost 25#. During that time, I have been to 2 work conferences, 4 beer fests, a trip to wine country, 11 weeks of school, a birthday, Thanksgiving, and soon to be Christmas. ... Read more
Day 82 - checking in
Monday, September 18, 2017      7 comments

We had a great weekend. Went wine tasting on Friday and Ale Fest on Saturday. Whew! Thankfully that is not an every weekend occurrence. Back on track today. Grateful for today, Laurie... Read more
Day 77 almost the weekend!
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      3 comments

Door County and Ale Fest coming up this weekend. Looking forward to an adult weekend away. Scale went up a little bit this week, I'm thinking it will go down again o Monday, we will see. Still drinking lots of water and sticking to plan. ... Read more
Day 68 - Almost 10%
Monday, September 04, 2017      5 comments

Tomorrow is weigh in at work. Hoping for 20# which will be almost 10% I can pull my pants down without unbuttoning them. Had a piece of birthday cake tonight. It was good but didn't feel the need to go crazy. Grateful for today, Laur... Read more
Day 64 - reflections on the first day of the lasts....
Thursday, August 31, 2017      3 comments

This is not a blog about food or body image. Instead, it is a reflection of the first of the lasts. Tonight is the eve of my youngest daughter's last first day of school. This is it. This is her senior year. This is the year of the last foo... Read more
Day 63 - tennis elbow
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      3 comments

Ugh, I have tennis elbow. The last time I had this, I had to have 2 cortisone shots to make it better. Oh well, starting with ibuprofen round the clock for a week first. On a positive note, I'm excited about the changes in my body. My ... Read more
Day 61
Monday, August 28, 2017      1 comments

I found myself slacking a little bit with tracking over the weekend. I also allowed myself 3 cookies on Saturday and port wine on Sunday. While I recognize the importance of everything in moderation, I realized that the cookies really didn't t... Read more
Day 57 - a patient noticed today
Thursday, August 24, 2017      5 comments

I actually had several people ask me today if I was losing weight. But I had a patient ask if I had been losing and told me I looked really pretty. Seriously the best day ever. Grateful for today, Laurie... Read more
Day 56 - taking inventory
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      4 comments

Good reminders to me that it's not all about the scale. 1. moving easier - check 2. feet not hurting every day - check (most days) 3. knees don't hurt when I go downstairs - check 4. I can balance on one foot when I put my shoes on- c... Read more
Day 54 - broke the plateau
Monday, August 21, 2017      6 comments

Stepped on the scale at work today and was super excited to be down 2.6#. Feeling really good. Grateful for today, Laurie... Read more
Day 52
Saturday, August 19, 2017      3 comments

Took a short break from journaling while at orientation for school. I am so excited about getting back into classes. I found it pretty easy to stay on track while away. I think I'm at my first plateau, can't seem to break the 14# mark, but th... Read more
Day 46 - About to start orientation
Sunday, August 13, 2017      2 comments

I am so excited today, I can barely control myself :) I'm heading to Chicago later today and then flying out to Lexington, KY tomorrow morning. I will be attending orientation at Frontier University in Hyden to obtain my post-masters certi... Read more
Day 44 - walking again :)
Friday, August 11, 2017      4 comments

Mikayla and I walked our 2 miles with Lilly tonight. Called the neighbor and she walked with us. It was wonderful to spend some time together. Spaghetti and zucchini noodles for supper again tonight. Yum! Grateful for today, Laurie... Read more
Day 43
Thursday, August 10, 2017      3 comments

Dinner was spaghetti and zucchini noodles. Yummy! Grateful for today, Laurie... Read more
Day 42
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      6 comments

Had dinner at my in-laws tonight. No low-carb options available, so I was careful about my portion sizes. Overall, stayed pretty close to plan today. Grateful for today, Laurie... Read more

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